Permanent maintenance of small historic towns
The rapid changes in European socio-economic scenario and the changing demographic and geographic today increase the discrepancy between the development of human activities and the "built" environment, giving rise to different policy interventions, employees mainly from the economic realities of each country.
All the problems affecting the complexity of these processes, may found modalities and permanent experimentation fields in the small towns that have an interest in creating systems of "permanent maintenance" of the local built heritage.
Taking note of these prevalent realities, more effort is needed for comparison and discussion on an international scale, in reference to this specific subject area.
1. Modern trends in risk management
1.1. Review of the technical literature in relation to the hazard of built heritage.
1.2. Priorities faced by those responsible for managing different types of heritage and their perception and knowledge of the risks that their sector faces.
1.3. Assess heritage risks and remedial measures from a scientific perspective.
1.4. Legislative proposals, both nationally and regionally, for the redaction of information tools on the condition of built heritage.
1.5. Protocols for monitoring of residual performances of the built heritage, i) initiatives at the institutional level (political and administrative), ii) indicators that can signal hazard conditions.
1.6. Risk Map of Cultural Heritage: mapping the territorial conditions of risk (seismic, hydrological, anthropogenic) wich contribute to define priorities for action based on the greater severity of the risk situations identified.
2. Integrated risk management
2.1. Methodologies and tools for systematic, balanced and practical risk management specific to the cultural heritage.
2.2. Techniques and instruments for monitoring. Data processing and interpretation.
2.3. Characterisation and hence recognition of the full range and complexity of hazards to which cultural heritage is exposed.
3. Classification of risks
3.1. Characterization and recognition of the range and complexity of risks faced by the cultural heritage.
3.2. Collection of statistics on damage to heritage from the hazard; experiences matured by the final users of selected typlogies of cultural heritage; consultation with organizations and agencies that affect indirectly on heritage conservation (government, insurance agencies).
3.3. Risk assessment based on scientific management for each hazard category.
3.4. Integration of research findings from a multidisciplinary perspective within a risk management framework.
4. Integrated strategies for protection, recovery and promotion of cultural heritage
4.1. National and regional laws that are intended to guarantee and regulate the gradual recovery of historic buildings and cultural heritage.
4.2. Preventing the risk of collapse in residential buildings - self-assessment cards.
4.3. common processes for the evaluation of available remediation strategies.
4.4 Tools for planning the ongoing maintenance of the built heritage, and the identification of knowledge gaps and additional research needs.
5. Maintenance and energy requalification of small historic centres
5.1. Preserve the heritage architectural land’s degraded and his social tissue, through operation of environment’s protection and use of new technology by designing and installing energy systems (low emission).
5.2. Integration passive systems for heating and cooling, whit bioclimatic architecture, landscape planning and other strategies to requalify local cultural identity.
6. Case studies inherent to sub-topics exposed above